Peru’s anti-drug project is supporting the implementation of a software programme to coordinate National Police investigations
A effective system for sharing information and coordination between police authorities is essential to the success of investigations into criminal organisations. The project to support the fight against drugs and organised crime in Peru, which is financed by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP was a joint effort with the National Police in Peru (PNP) to create a database to improve coordination during investigations.
The introduction of this software will lead to significant improvements in the PNP at the operational level. It will avoid duplication of efforts in obtaining information and will optimise the human resources deployed during investigations. A specialist from the National Police in Spain was brought in to implement and develop this shared database, as well as the project team in the field.
This cooperation project supports Peruvian institutions working to strengthen and modernise technology skills. Organised crime has adapted to new technologies and, therefore, institutions and procedural regulations must follow suit.
The overall aim of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the police services in combatting drugs and organised crime in Peru. Three main objectives have been established: strengthen training centres for organisations working in criminal investigation (Police, Attorney General’s Office and Justice), better cooperation between agencies and the intelligence systems of the project’s Peruvian partners.